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Sean C Donohue

Personal injury Attorney at New London, CT

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Rhode Island - RI 17 years
    Connecticut - CT 22 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sean

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury

  2. Real estate
    Handle all types of Real Estate Transaction including commerical and residential

  3. Bankruptcy and debt

  4. Criminal defense

It is my desire to provide excellent representation to each of my clients with top level service.  I know that each client's case is extremely important to them.  Therefore, my office works hard to keep clients informed and allow them the opportunity to participate in the process.

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Jae Bradburd | April 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best In The Biz! A+++!
Sean's skill as an attorney are second to none. Very considerate and educated in personal injury. Any question I had, he answered extremely quickly and was more than knowledgeable. He was not afraid to challenge the insurance company and was able to gain me a fantastic settlement.
Posted by Tim | April 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very thorough and experienced in real estate
Sean assisted with a difficult closing and made the entire process more relaxing. He comes with a lot of experience and brings professionalism to the table.
Posted by John | January 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Seasoned attorney committed to his clients
Attorney Donohue provided my wife and I services for the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our new home. The sale of the previous home was a standard transaction. The purchase of the new home was complicated to say the least. Attorney Donohue was able to clearly layout all of our options at each decision point throughout the process and we were able to complete the purchase of the home of our dreams. I attribute the positive outcome completely to attorney Donohue's ability and expertise. I would highly recommend attorney Donohue for all matters, simple, complicated or anywhere in between.
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Posted by Kent LaGasse, MD, PhD | September 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Competent and Caring
To what maters for most people searching for an attorney who cares at least as much about them as they do about themselves! This, as anyone who has experience with lawyers, is a rare find. Attorney Donohue is the real deal! Full stop. I say this as a hard charging twenty year veteran officer in the Army, a medical doctor, and now, a minister in training. Sean is not a self serving, money grubbing, do nothing attorney wishing to line his own pocket, who will lie to you or for you. If this is what you seek, I advise to look elsewhere. If you need an advocate, with morals, character and integrity, Mr. Donohue is all that with charm and an intellect that dwarfs most others in the room. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
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Resolved DUI
Attorney Donohue provided excellent legal assistance in resolving a DUI and "failure to submit to a chemical test" case with the RI Attorney Generals Office. I was facing a number of repercussions as a result of the DUI, I would lose my job, my license, my professional credentials and have a tarnished record. Due to his guidance and professional legal assistance, the DUI and "failure to submit" was dropped to a reckless driving charge, I kept my job, my credentials, and my license suspension was reduced to 90 days (instead of 6 months).
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Posted by Tim | March 27, 2015
Real Estate Transactions
I have been working with Sean Donohue for the past 8 years with my Real Estate transactions. I can not speak highly enough about Sean. He is a complete "Professional". Over the years, I have observed Sean to be an individual that truly cares about his clients and it shows with the way he responds immediately to their calls and making sure the clients receive the information they are looking for. I have referred Sean to many of my current clients and close friends who have found him to be a very personable and trustworthy individual.
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Posted by Thomas | March 25, 2015
Workmens Compensation
I have the deepest gratitude to Mr. Donohue for representing me in a very complex Workmens Compensation Case.I had initially seen a different Attorney with my case .I was quite dissatisfied as I was not seeing progress with my case. I was quite frustrated and turned to Mr Donohue in hopes he would take on this complicated matter! Mr Donohue not only took on my case but successfully settled the case to my great content.I was so impressed with the caliber of Mr Donohue's work and his perseverance in wanting nothing short of a "win"!!! The Final Decision lead to the State of Connecticut's Appellate Court recognizing my case as a " New Law".... Healey vs. Hawkeye Construction LLC ET AL ( AC30894).I am so grateful to Mr Donohue for his time and effort in achieving great results with my case .
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Posted by David | March 22, 2015
Real Estate Representation
I was referred to Sean Donohue about 2 years ago as I was in need of real estate representation. I had preveously dealt with only 2 or 3 other lawyers and always had the feeling that their attention to my needs was put on the back burner. Sean was and is the exact opposite. He responds immediately to my questions, however menial they may be, with concise, straightforward and easy to understand answers. I have always had the impression and feeling that lawyers/attorneys were dishonest. I do not in any way get that feeling from Sean. He is as honest as they come. That is a huge factor for me. I have recommended him to friends and acquaintances and I continue to use him for legal advice.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Sean C. Donohue, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Bartinik Law Firm, PC
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • D'Attelo, Shields et al
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • O'Brien, Shafner, Stuart, Kelly and Morris, PC
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Legal Intern
  • O'Brien, Shafner, Stuart, Kelly and Morris PC
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Connecticut
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Thomas Healey v. Hawkeye Construction et al
  • won


  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2011
  • New London County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Connecticut
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce
  • Current workers' compensation law
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is a knowledgeable, practical and capable attorney who advocates effectively on behalf of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As the current President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, I endorse Attorney Donohue. Attorney Donohue is a member in good standing in our organization and a well regarded criminal defense lawyer in the state. He has shown a passion for criminal defense issues and zealously defends people charged with criminal offenses."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Donohue is an experienced trial lawyer. He combines practical solutions and common sense with a background in litigation...he's not afraid to be aggressive in court and he is extremely knowledgeable. Attorney Donohue keeps clients informed and is very responsive."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Donohue is an excellent advocate and a great person. He cares about his clients. I have worked with Sean on many occasions over the last 10 years including trying a jury case with him as co-plaintiff. He is a skilled litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Sean C Donohue
Personal injury Attorney
New London, CT
Licensed for 22 years